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FWP closures at group-use sites include fishing piers


Monday, March 30, 2020

As a reminder to stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing guidelines should be followed at all Fish, Wildlife & Parks sites. Keep your distance from fellow recreators. FWP has closed group-use sites. While fishing access sites, state parks and wildlife management areas remain open (check for seasonal closures and openings), fishing piers, playgrounds and group-use facilities are closed to the public. Maintenance at FWP facilities will be cut back and public opportunities limited:

  • Overnight camping will not be allowed. Campgrounds will be systematically closed to give current campers 72-hour notice.  
  • Group use sites will be closed, including playgrounds and fishing piers.
  • Visitor center closures will be extended at least through April 10. 
  • Bathrooms may be limited.
  • Sites will be regularly patrolled by enforcement staff.  

If a parking lot at a fishing access site or state park is full, consider another place to recreate.  Also, it is a good idea to recreate in your local area.

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